Ferrari Will Not Stay in Artificial F1
Additionally, Formula 1 will switch to 1.6 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged units in 2013, a move that won't do Ferrari any good in the series and their production car business alike. Those types of engines have never been the Scuderia's “thing”, so pumping money in something that would only make sense from a sporting point of view would certainly not be an option for the future.
And like he's done so many times in the past few months, di Montezemolo once more issued a disguised threat to the ruling body, hinting that the Prancing Horse might soon leave the Great Circus should the rulers continue with their “artificial” policy.
“The contracts expire at the end of 2012. We need to discuss now how to proceed,” said the Italian official, according to Germany's Auto Bild, referring to the current Concorde Agreement, that expires at the end of 2012. “Ferrari will continue to be there, so long as the sport gives us back something for the development of technology of our production cars. Otherwise not.”
He added that the sport has become too artificial, with the implementation of adjustable rear wings that help improve overtaking and tires that wear out faster in order to set up multiple pitstop strategies creating confusion within the fans.
“A steering wheel is now a computer covered in buttons, and the fans no longer understand,” he added.